Climate zone: tropics
It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 24 degrees.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Cape Verde
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 57 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1963 to October 2020 was reported by the Sal Espargos weather station. In September 2017 the record temperature of 41.5 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 2 weather stations in Cape Verde below 100 metres altitude, was recorded in 1990 with an average temperature of 27.2 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 25.9 degrees Celsius.
The coldest day in these 57 years was reported by the weather station Sal Espargos. Here the temperature dropped to 10.6 °C in April 2017. Sal Espargos lies at an altitude of 56 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1986 with an average temperature of 19.6 °C. In Cape Verde, it is usual to have about 1.9 degrees more at 21.5 °C for this three-month period.
Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.